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correspondent rebecca cooper. >> said thank you for joining us. it has been a difficultlt week for the global a economy. of the disasaster in japan continues to unfold and the economic effects are being felt here ford motor co. told its dealers a cannot deliver a specific color paint because the pigment is made in japan and the longer available. this is a week where japan plays a big part in boosting our economy thks to a 1912 gift of friendship. this i is the week we kickoff cherry blossom festival thanks to those 3000 trees delivered from japan. joining usus today elliott ferguson ceo of destination d.c. we are glad to have him he to discuss the festival and the importance of tourism. we know about the people come to town because we see all the traffic but how many are we expecting in totown? >> thank youor having me here today, rebecca. we are expecting or 1 million people to come to washington, d.c. in the 2011, similar to what we had lastear. for us, it is the beginning of the spring tourism season and it launches the entire momomentum of tourism for the city for the rest of the year. >>
you for joining us. we are reflecting on a fairly positive week for business news. the unemployment rate dropped eight tenths of 1%. consumer confidence seems to be on the way up. there has been a canary in a capitalisms coal mined. we are talking about advertising, the business among the first to suffer and the last to recover from hard times. joining us, jay rosenberg, the president of rosenbe media, and cary hatch, ceo of mdb communications. jay, what are you seeing right now in advertising? >> i am seeing radio stations and television stations selling out, media stations being bought, and that think we have a great year coming. >> you surprise me this week when i talk to you. what aree seeing? you said it was not what you expected. >> i was absolutely shocked in a pleasant way. the fact we have had so many inquiries about increasing campaign spending, doing different messages in different ways, people are getting more encouraged. >> overall, could send for the economy, but it was definitely a rough throughout the recession. you talked about three different kinds of clients. >> i
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